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  • Main Title Wetlands: An Overview of Issues


  • Author: Copeland, Claudia
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Specialist in Resource and Environmental Policy Resources, Science, and Industry Division
  • Author: Zinn, Jeffrey A.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Specialist in Natural Resources Policy Resources, Science, and Industry Division


  • Name: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
    Place of Publication: Washington D.C.


  • Creation: 2008-07-08


  • English


  • Content Description: The report documents recent changes in wetland acres. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released its most recent periodic survey of changes in wetland acreage nationwide in March 2006. Covering 1998 to 2004, it concluded that during this time period there was a small net gain in overall wetland acres for the first time that this survey has been conducted. Others caution, however, that much of this gain was in ponds, rather than natural wetlands.
  • Physical Description: 25 pages.


  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Wetland conservation
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Wetland ecology
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Wetlands

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  • Place Name: United States


  • Name: Congressional Research Service Reports
    Code: CRSR


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • CRS Report Number: RL33483
  • Accession or Local Control No: RL33483_2008Jul08
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc94041